Total Renewal Micro-dermabrasion Exfoliator
The lovely girls from No. 7 in Boots Pharmacy, Waterford sent me out their Total Renewal Micro-dermabrasion Exfoliator to try and give my opinion on. I was delighted because it’s a product that comes up time and time again as being a must have! The packaging is clean and simple, and the product itself couldn’t be easier to use. It has a white, creamy texture that contains little crystals, and it’s these crystals that do all the work. They’re are two types of exfoliators: Chemical and Physical. Chemical exfoliators contain enzymes, for example papaya, that eat away dead skin cells, and contain no grains. Physical exfoliators contain little beads or crystals and it’s the physical movement of these grains that exfoliate the skin.
I used No. 7’s Total Renewal Micro-dermabrasion Exfoliator twice a week for about four weeks. After cleansing and on damp skin, I worked a pea sized amount gently into the skin in small circular motions. It’s important not to do this really hard or fast, as much as you may be tempted to! It can cause damage to the skin by scratching it’s surface, which could lead to thread veins, so please work with exfoliators like this gently.
Afterwards, my skin was a little red, which is normal because circulation has been increased, so it’s nothing to worry about. It felt smoother and softer to touch and I found it particularly good in reducing congestion along my jawline. As the weeks went on, I noticed a reduction in blackheads and overall my skin’s tone and texture had improved.
No. 7’s Total Renewal Micro-dermabrasion Exfoliator contains aluminium oxide crystals which are commonly used in the clinical treatment, MicroDermabrasion, a deep exfoliating treatment. When worked into the skin they reduce fine lines, give radiance to the skin and can also help reduce pigmentation.
Importance of Exfoliation
In my opinion, the best time in your skin routine to carry out your exfoliation step is after you double cleanse and before your mask. We shed dead skin cells everyday and without exfoliating they can build up on the skin’s surface leading to spots, blackheads and pimples. Exfoliating regularly ensures this won’t happen. Both dry and oily skin can suffer with roughness, exfoliating regularly will help smooth out your skin’s surface and allow products applied afterwards penetrate deeper into the skin’s layers. This means you’ll get the most out of your mask, serum and moisturiser. If you don’t exfoliate regularly, everything you apply onto the skin won’t work as effectively Exfoliating regularly also helps your make up sit better on your skin and last a lot better too.
It’s best to exfoliate once or twice a week. I think No. 7’s Total Renewal Micro-dermabrasion Exfoliator best suits dry, dehydrated skin as well as oily, blemish prone skin. I wouldn’t recommend it for sensitive skin because I think it could irritate it further. I’d suggest using at night and then in the morning apply a sun cream because your skin will be more sensitive to the sun’s rays. Do you exfoliate? What are your favourites? Let me know through any of the ways below or if you have any questions get in touch.
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